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5 Footballers Who Have Won The Most Trophies in Their Career

Football is a team sport so winning individual awards is never enough. Success for footballers is usually measured based on how many trophies they have in their careers.

Kenny Dalglish, Gerard Pique, Vitor Bais, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Xavi make up the top 10 most decorated footballers of all time. But, here are the top 5:

5. Ryan Giggs - 36 Trophies

Giggs had an incredible 24-year-long professional career with Manchester United, club between 1990 and 2014.

Wales and Manchester United legend scored 168 goals for United in 963 appearances, winning all his 36 trophies at Old Trafford.

13 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 9 Community Shields, 2 UEFA Champions League titles, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup, and 1 FIFA Club World Cup make up his 36 trophies.

Giggs was appointed manager of the Wales national team on 15 January 2018.

4. Andres Iniesta - 37 Trophies

Iniesta played at Barcelona for 16 years between 2002 and 2018 and won most of his trophies before joining the Japanese club, Vissel Kobe.

Iniesta has scored 93 goals in 945 professional appearances so far, including the winning goal in the 116th minute of a 1–0 win against the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup.

The legendary midfielder won 30 trophies at Barca, 5 with Spain, and has 2 with Vissel Kobe.

9 La Liga titles, 6 Copa del Rey, 6 Supercopa de España, 4 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Super Cup, 3 FIFA Club World Cup, 1 Emperors Cup, 1 Japanese Super Cup, 2001 UEFA European U-16 Championship, 2002 UEFA European U-19 Championship, 2010 FIFA World Cup, and 2 UEFA European Championships.

3. Maxwell - 37 Trophies

The Brazilian legend is level with Iniesta on amount of trophies won in their careers, winning in Brazil and across various clubs in Europe.

The former left-back played for Cruzeiro, Ajax, Inter Milan, Barcelona, and PSG, winning at least one trophy with these clubs.

He is now Paris Saint-Germain's assistant sporting director.

2000 Copa do Brazil, 2 Eredivisie titles, 1 KNVB Cup, 2002 Johan Cruyff Shield, 3 Italian Serie A titles, 2 Supercoppa Italiana, 2 La Liga titles, 1 Copa del Rey, 3 Supercopa de España, 1 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Super Cup, 2 FIFA Club World Cup, 4 Ligue 1 titles, 3 Coupe de France, 4 Coupe de la Ligue, 4 Trophée des Champions.

2. Lionel Messi - 38 Trophies

Messi started his career at Barcelona in 2004. After making 810 appearances and scoring 683 goals for the club, he is now searching for a new club with PSG said to be his likely destination.

The debate on who the GOAT is between him and Cristiano Ronaldo may never end. But when it comes to winning trophies, the little magician is ahead.

The Barca and Argentina legend has broken numerous records in his 17-year-long career, including winning an all-time highest 6 Ballon d'Or awards.

10 La Liga titles, 7 Copa del Rey, 7 Supercopa de España, 4 UEFA Champions League, 3 UEFA Super Cup, 3 FIFA Club World Cup, 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2008 Summer Olympics, 2021 Copa America.

1. Dani Alves - 43 Trophies

Dani Alves is the most decorated player in football's history and the second-most decorated defender of all time in European competitions.

Dani Alves started his football career with Bahia before playing for Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus, PSG, and São Paulo. He has scored 66 goals in 871 appearances for these clubs, winning trophies for every club.

At 38 years of age, the Barca and Brazil legend recently won the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medal to take his tally to 43.

2002 Copa do Nordeste, 6 La Liga titles, 5 Copa del Rey, 5 Supercopa de España, 3 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Cup, 4 UEFA Super Cup, 3 FIFA Club World Cup, 1 Serie A, 1 Coppa Italia, 2 Ligue 1, 1 Coupe de France, 1 Coupe de la Ligue, 2 Trophée des Champions, 1 Campeonato Paulisto, 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship, 2 Copa America, 2 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2020 Summer Olympics.

Note that 4 of these five players played for Barcelona at one time or the other. Seeing Barca lose Messi the last of them due to financial constraints is simply disheartening.

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